Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards


Fulbright Award in Open Ocean Ecology/CCMAR, UAlg - Algarve Center for Marine Sciences

Europe and Eurasia


Award Details
Grant Activity

The scholar will be introduced individually to the researchers of CCMAR during the first week of the stay and will broadly introduce their research during a seminar open to all students of the University of Algarve within a fortnight after arrival.

The scholar is expected to use the potential of CCMAR (environment, location, facilities, human resources) to develop an original interdisciplinary research project with one/several researchers of CCMAR, aiming for concrete outputs (e.g. scientific article, policy recommendation). The project can be based on existing data or on newly produced data and can be prepared before the stay.

In addition, the scholar will teach a course in her/his discipline at the University of Algarve in the Master programs in Marine Biology, Marine and Coastal Systems, and Aquaculture and Fisheries and/or in the doctoral programs Marine Ecosystem Health and Conservation - Erasmus Mundus and Marine, Earth and Environmental Science for an equivalent of 48 hours contact time. These programs will offer possibility for the scholar to engage into supervision and mentoring of students of the University of Algarve.

In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary activities‎.
Grant Length
3 months
Grant Dates

Starting dates are flexible: preferred starting months are September or February, as agreed with the Portuguese host institution.

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered
Environmental Sciences

Marine Ecology

Open Ocean Ecology

Special Features

The University of Algarve offers free accommodation in recently refurbished apartments in the center of Faro.

The scholar will be given space and facilities to work in the best conditions, with all required commodities (air-conditioned office, high-speed wireless internet, access to online-library, access to experimental facilities, proximity to the sea, mentoring if requested) and a lively scientific environment.

Assistance for secretarial needs and settlement will be provided by the international office of CCMAR.

Number of Grants
Open to all levels of scholars, except early career
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Application Deadline
Monday, September 16, 2019
Program Staff
Aferdita Krasniqi
Outreach and Recruitment Officer

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